Best Christmas booze, including Aldi's blueberry gin and Lidl's chocolate orange liqueur

CHRISTMAS is fast approaching and that means it's time to start working on your food and drink shopping list.

If a festive tipple is at the top of yours, check out our list of the best seasonal drinks on supermarket shelves this year.

Just bear in mind if you plan on ordering online that retailers have warned there will be more demand for delivery slots as people rely on getting their Christmas shopping delivered rather than going in store.

And of course compare delivery costs and check for minimum order thresholds if you are stocking up online.

Below we round-up our top boozy picks.

Aldi – blueberry gin liqueur

  • £9.99 (50cl) – available in stores and online from November 1

Aldi's limited edition blueberry gin is a festive addition to its already large line-up of gins.

The 20% ABV (alcohol by volume) content sweet beverage goes well with tonic, the discount supermarket says.

Blueberry gin is part of Aldi's Christmas menu which also includes lobster tails and sloe gin mince pies.

This is the cheapest blueberry gin liqueur we found.

Marks and Spencer – gin snow globe

  • £18 (70cl) – available in store now and online at Ocado

This bottle of gin has proved a hit online, with social media users raving about it's gram-worth good looks.

It contains 23-carat edible gold leaf for what M&S calls a showstopping sparkly effect, and the bottle lights up too, turning it into a glowing snow globe when shaken.

There are two flavours to choose from this 20% ABV gin liqueur range: clementine or rhubarb.

It looks like it's a popular one so far and is currently sold out online at Ocado but you might get lucky if you pop in your local store.

Lidl – chocolate orange gin

  • £18.99 (70cl)- available in store from November 3 (excluding Northern Ireland)

Chocolate and orange is the flavour combo of the festive season in 2020.

And at Lidl that's combined with an all-year round favourite – gin, with an ABV of 37.5%.

The tipple tastes of cocoa, vanilla and sweet orange and Lidl recommends serving it with tonic and a garnish of cinnamon and orange to top it off.

Lidl isn't the only one to make this flavour of gin, but it's the cheapest we found.

Tesco – gingerbread latte cream liqueur

  • £10 (70cl) – available now in store or online

Christmas isn't all about gin this year.

Tesco has introduced another classic Christmas flavour to the drinks line-up with a gingerbread latte cream liqueur.

One customer starting early described it as "just delicious".

Tesco is the only place we found gingerbread Irish cream on sale.

Asda – mince pie gin liqueur

  • £10 (50cl) – available now in store and online

It's not Christmas without a mince pie but how about it IN your drink?

Asda has but the two together, combining the fruity and spicy mince pie flavour with the flowery flavour of gin.

The supermarket has brought this back after rave reviews last year and customers have recommended it mixes well with apple juice or lemonade, bit can also be enjoyed neat with ice.

We didn't find any other supermarkets selling mince pie gin liqueur.

The Bottle Club – Baileys Apple Pie flavour

  • £22.99 (70cl) – available online for pre-order (shipping 9 November)

This limited edition Baileys flavour has arrived just in time for Christmas.

The well known Irish cream liqueur is a Christmas fave for many already and now comes with a desert apple pie flavour.

Anyone who's a fan needs to get in quick though as this flavour is limited edition and when it's gone it's gone.

This is only available online from Bottle Club and you will also have to pay a £4.99 delivery fee, unless your order is over £100 and then delivery is free.

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